Effective Methods to Maximize Diecutting Productivity

September 19 - 21, 2022 | San Antonio, TX

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Sunday, September 18th | 9AM - 5PM

*Requires additional registration and fee outside of full conference

This comprehensive one-day course will enable students to better comprehend why equipment differences, general maintenance needs, and subtle structural design differences influence  quality and profitability for corrugated converters.  Attendees will gain a much better understanding of machine limitations on all sorts of flatbed and rotary diecutters. They will have a deeper awareness of how establishing a tool readiness program increases uptime and reduces waste.

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Learning Outcomes 

After successfully completing this course, participants and their companies will benefit from these key takeaways:

  1. Distinguish differences in various flatbed diecutters
  2. Create accurate specifications for Rotary Diecutters and FFG
  3. Recognize pitfalls in structural designs that limit diecutting efficiency
  4. Indicate how key maintenance practices on the diecutters increase uptime and reduce waste
  5. Identify influential factors of dimensional variation in rotary diecutting.
  6. Implementing a tool readiness program drastically reduces idle time in your converting processes

Meet Your Instructor

Rick Putch has 45 years of experience in diemaking and in the packaging industry, Rick’s expertise spans all aspects of paper conversion: diemaking, diecutting, packaging design, and materials testing.Rick has worked as a pressman, business owner, and in executive management, and has taught classes for TAPPI, AICC, ACCCSA, and IADD. Additionally, he has written technical papers for an assortment of trade publications.

Rick has conducted best practices training on corrugated finishing and efficient package design for corporations in 35 counties and 10 different language translations. He is regarded as a world-class expert on evaluating manufacturing processes for new product concepts and for resolving production issues on a wide variety of manufactured products produced with steel rule cutting dies.

He previously served on the Board of Directors of IADD and is one of only 14 IADD Tech Team members based all over the world. He has received several prestigious industry awards, most notably IADD’s inaugural PEAK Award presented in Interlaken, Switzerland and the Division Technical Award from TAPPI.